Replace Bob Cole & Harry Neale
I have created an online petition to replace Bob Cole and Harry Neale on Hockey Night in Canada. Please take the time to read the petition, sign it, and encourage others to do the same. Hockey bloggers should feel free to make the petition their own. We are all in this together. I took the liberty of making the Battle of Alberta a co-sponsor in this venture. Sac took a long time to get back to me, and I just went with how I thought they would reply. Apparently, Sac loves Cole and Neale, and didn't want to take part. I can't alter the petition, so just ignore their link when you see it. It appears that you have to leave an email address with your name, but I would imagine you could make that up. We all have email addresses we use just for these sorts of things anyways, don't we?
The petition reads as follows:
Whereas, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is owned by Canadian taxpayers.
Whereas, Hockey Night in Canada is a television show on the CBC.
Whereas, Bob Cole and Harry Neale are the main play-by-play and colour men for Hockey Night in Canada.
Whereas, both men make repeated errors in identifying players, which two teams are actually playing, the score, who is being penalized, the rules, how much time is left on the clock, which city they are in, what day it is, when the next game will be, pronouncing player names, and so much more;
We, the undersigned, demand that the CBC take immediate action and:
1) Permanently replace Bob Cole and Harry Neale,
2) Replace them with Jim Hughson and anyone other than Greg Millen (if it has to be a goalie, we will take John Garrett),
3) Re-hire Chris Cuthbert as the number two play-by-play man on the CBC,
4) Make Scott Oake ask relevant and worthwhile questions,
5) Take further measures, and permanently replace Don Cherry with Kelly Hrudey.
People For The Ethical Treatment Of Hockey Fans
***Update*** Covered In Oil pick up a Globe and Mail story today, calling for Cole to retire.